On Classical Plate Theory and Wave Propagation

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M. A. Medick

Research and Advanced Development Division, Avco Corporation, Wilmington, Mass.

J. Appl. Mech 28(2), 223-228 (Jun 01, 1961) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3641657 History: Received February 24, 1960; Online September 16, 2011


The purpose of this investigation is to assess the applicability of classical plate theory in describing the response of a flat plate of large radius to a sharp, transient loading applied over a small surface area by evaluating its predictions and comparing them with some preliminary experiments.

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